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Oisin O'Callaghan Stays with YT for 2022

Jan 27, 2022
by Ed Spratt  

YT has announced that the 2020 Junior World Champion Oisin O'Callaghan will be continuing with the brand in 2022.

While the German brand had previously announced the YT Mob was taking a break from World Cup racing at the end of 2021 they are still keeping Oisin O'Callaghan for his first year racing in Elites.

bigquotesI have learned so much in my first two years with the YT Mob and I have to thank Martin Whiteley and my fellow teammates for all the insight and support on the circuit since joining them after the Mob World Tour in 2019.

I am continuing to work with YT for the next few years. We have built a great relationship with the folks at YT, which I value a lot. An official team announcement is still to follow, but in 2022 I will be joining a race program led by Erik Irmisch. Irm has a proven track record of running a team successfully, loads of race and testing experience being part of YT’s R&D team, and is an all-round good guy, that I trust. I get on very well with the TUES and the bike has seen its fair share of success too. I look forward to racing the World Cup this year and to concentrating on growing into becoming a consistent Elite rider.

We don't have all of the details on exactly what form the YT racing setup for 2022 will be, but a full team announcement is still to follow.

Photos: Isac Paddock

You can find out more about Oisin's goals for 2022 and his expectations on moving up to Elite racing in our interview with the young rider this weekend.

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  • 81 1
 I too will still be riding my YT in 2022
  • 19 0
 Good news! I've been waiting for this announcement for so long.
  • 3 0
 I will probably never Part Ways with mine.
  • 13 0
  • 2 1
 That’s only a rumor.
In truth, I heard from a usually reliable source, that just like with Honda, Minnaar will leave the Syndicate as soon as Santa Cruz stops making bikes without a motor.
  • 12 0
 Nice one Ois. Keep up the momentum.
  • 1 0
 Non-Gaelic speaker here. How do I pronounce "Ois"
  • 8 2
 @jaycubzz: Same here but I believe it's something like 'Oh shit' minus the "it"
  • 7 0
 @jaycubzz: Its pronounced "ush" commonly short for Oisín which is pronounced "ush-een". For some reason my flag comes up as Canada but I'm as Irish as it gets haha
  • 1 1
 @mattgeraghty3: Right on, Shavaughn (Siobahn).
  • 5 2
 YT change their mind more often than my Mrs.

We’re not having a team.
We are having a team.
We’re not having a team.
We are having a team.
  • 4 0
 Has your Mrs targeted any good riders?
  • 1 1
 I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if that sways the minds of any pro rider contemplating signing with them?
  • 1 0
 I have to say, YT communication has been seriously shit since... forever I guess;
why would anyone say "we're taking a break from sponsoring a full on DH team", when all they have to say is "YT stands for Young Talents, so that's who we're keeping for now."?
  • 5 0
 Team Racing Dudes!
  • 3 0
 "Oisin O'Callaghan Stays with YT for 2022" only to be screwed over at a later date, Stay Tuned !!
  • 2 0
 Sick news! Congrats Oisin!
  • 4 2
 Les Houches?
  • 3 0
 0:16 and 0:45 shots are in les Houches without any doubt. I guess there is another location cause the berms don't look like the one from les Houches.
  • 1 0
 @Groscreux: It's all filmed in the Chamonix valley, but you've got to go to the other end of the lift network to get the better berms....
  • 1 0
 Great news, Enjoy the Racing Dude !
  • 2 1
 Raisin O'Callaghan
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